Walks in South Coast Western AONB

Enjoy the walks by being guided by the app

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Download the app and use it to explore the walks and to purchase a guided route.
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The app will direct you via satnav the start of the walk.
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The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
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Each time there is a new direction to follow, the app will beep to remind you, and will warn you if you go off-route.
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A map shows the route, where you are and which way you are facing.
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Detailed, well-tested directions are also included which follow you as you walk.
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Each walk includes lots of information about the history and nature along the route.
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Once a walk is downloaded, the app doesn't need a phone or wifi signal during the walk.
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The app counts down distance to the next direction and estimates time remaining based on your personal walking speed.
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We keep the directions continually updated for changes to the paths/landmarks - £1.99 for a walk includes ongoing free updates.
  • 3.3 miles/5.2 km - Easy-moderate

    St Keverne to Porthallow

    St Keverne to Porthallow

    3.3 miles/5.2 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through woods and meadows to Porthoustock and Porthallow from St Keverne, settled in the Dark Ages by Celtic monks trading with Brittany

  • 4.5 miles/7.2 km - Easy-moderate

    Kennack Sands to Cadgwith

    Kennack Sands to Cadgwith

    4.5 miles/7.2 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk from Kennack Sands to Cadgwith Cove via the Poltesco valley where during Victorian times waterwheels and steam engines powered an industry producing large decorative pieces of serpentine but has now been recolonised by nature

  • 4.6 miles/7.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Helford to Dennis Head

    Helford to Dennis Head

    4.6 miles/7.4 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk around the creeks of the Helford River and the small villages settled by Celtic monks from Brittany.

  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Easy-moderate

    Marazion to Perranuthnoe

    Marazion to Perranuthnoe

    4.8 miles/7.7 km - Easy-moderate

    A mostly circular walk to Perranuthnoe beach from one of Britain's most ancient towns - Marazion - burnt down twice by the French and once more in a Cornish rebellion

  • 5.8 miles/9.4 km - Easy-moderate

    Rosemullion Head

    Rosemullion Head

    5.8 miles/9.4 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk passing the National Trust's Glendurgan gardens and the equally spectacular submarine gardens of Rosemullion Head where fish dart amongst the brightly-coloured blooms.

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

    The Loe

    The Loe

    6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk around the Loe Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, and along the Loe Bar, one of Cornwall's most treacherous beaches on which 100 of those onboard the HMS Anson drowned metres from the shore, motivating the invention of the rocket lifesaving apparatus that saved thousands of lives.

  • 3.7 miles/6 km - Moderate

    Helford and Frenchman's Creek

    Helford and Frenchman's Creek

    3.7 miles/6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through the wooded valleys of the Helford River including the most famous - Frenchman's Creek - which is still as pristine as when it inspired Daphne Du Maurier's novel

  • 3.9 miles/6.3 km - Moderate

    Perranuthnoe to Prussia Cove

    Perranuthnoe to Prussia Cove

    3.9 miles/6.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk along Mount's Bay from the large sandy beach at Perranuthnoe to the smugglers' coves at Prussia Cove, returning across the fields with views over St Michael's Mount.

  • 4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    Kennack Sands to Carrick Luz

    Kennack Sands to Carrick Luz

    4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on The Lizard from Kennack Sands where some of the oldest prehistoric finds have been made in Cornwall, including an entire lost Stone Age village which was uncovered by a gorse fire in the 1960s.

  • 4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    The Lizard and Kynance Cove

    The Lizard and Kynance Cove

    4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk along the Victorian Excursion route from Lizard village to the most southerly point and along the coast path to Kynance Cove with spectacular views, wildflowers, and wildlife including the Cornish Chough.

  • 4.5 miles/7.2 km - Moderate

    Mullion three coves

    Mullion three coves

    4.5 miles/7.2 km - Moderate

    A walk to the Victorian harbour of Mullion Cove via two sandy coves either side of where Marconi made history by achieving what was thought impossible by many of the scientific community at the time - the transmission of a radio signal all the way across the Atlantic.

  • 4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate

    Predannack to Kynance Cove

    Predannack to Kynance Cove

    4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through the Lizard National Nature Reserve from Predannack to Kynance Cove along the rugged Serpentine cliffs where the "great silver ship" was wrecked in 1616 and more than 700 Spanish silver coins have so far been found.

  • 4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    Porthallow to Gillan

    Porthallow to Gillan

    4.4 miles/7.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk up Gillan Creek from Porthallow via Nare Point where, during World War II, an elaborate decoy for Falmouth Harbour was created by Ealing Film Studios with fake railways, houses and explosive special effects.

  • 5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

    Gunwalloe Coves

    Gunwalloe Coves

    5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from the Loe Bar to Dollar Cove passing the wrecks of treasure ships whose cargo still washes ashore, returning via the Halzephron Inn which still has a trapdoor leading to an underground network of tunnels used by smugglers.

  • 5.7 miles/9.2 km - Moderate

    Coverack to St Keverne

    Coverack to St Keverne

    5.7 miles/9.2 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Coverack to St Keverne, past the treacherous Manacles reef, known as the grave of a thousand ships, where at least a hundred wrecks have been recorded and over a thousand people have drowned.

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    Mullion to Predannack

    Mullion to Predannack

    6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

    A circular walk passing the sandy beach at Polurrian Cove, the storm-beaten Victorian harbour at Mullion Cove, and along the cliffs of the National Nature Reserve overlooking Mullion Island, with vibrant wildflowers in spring and summer.

  • 6.3 miles/10.1 km - Moderate

    Helford Passage

    Helford Passage

    6.3 miles/10.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on the Helford River where the mild climate and south-facing slopes allow subtropical plants collected by Victorian expeditions to flourish in the gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah.

  • 7 miles/11.3 km - Moderate

    Cadgwith Cove to The Lizard

    Cadgwith Cove to The Lizard

    7 miles/11.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on The Lizard from the pretty fishing hamlet of Cadgwith Cove, past the Devil's Frying Pan, lifeboat station, restored Marconi wireless hut and the infamous lighthouse, to the most southerly point, returning via two ancient churches and the holy well dedicated to the Celtic Saint accused of being a werewolf.

  • 7.0 miles/11.3 km - Moderate

    Maenporth to Budock Water

    Maenporth to Budock Water

    7.0 miles/11.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk between the beaches in Falmouth Bay and where one of the most dangerous marine rescues of modern times took place, requiring the rescue helicopter to fly backwards.

  • 7.1 miles/11.4 km - Moderate

    Coverack to Lankidden Cove

    Coverack to Lankidden Cove

    7.1 miles/11.4 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on one of the most remote parts of The Lizard from Coverack to the white sand beaches of Downas and Lankidden Coves, where the serpentine underwater landscape provides some of the best snorkelling in Cornwall.

  • 6.8 miles/10.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Porthleven to Rinsey Head

    Porthleven to Rinsey Head

    6.8 miles/10.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Porthleven to the cliff-edge engine houses of Rinsey Head and Trewavas where the under-sea mine, set out with tables and food for the annual Tribute dinner, is said to have been breached by the sea just minutes before all the miners were due underground.

Download the iWalk Cornwall app and use the QR scanner within the app to find out more about any of the walks above.